The Home Preacher by Endicott and Company

The Home Preacher by Endicott and Company

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This black and white print is an allegorical representation of the path to eternal damnation. It depicts a city, "The City of Corruption," surrounded by erupting volcanoes, with a fiery, roiling lake in the foreground. The path of damnation is crowded with people walking toward the lake, while some are tumbling into it. A placid river, calm ocean and setting (rising?) sun are in the background, representing God's love and salvation. The image is keyed, with numbers corresponding to the text below.
This print was produced by Endicott and Company, the successor to the New York firm of Geo. & Wm. Endicott Lithographers. George (1802-1848) and William Endicott (1816-1851) were born in Canton, Massachusetts. George Endicott began working as a lithographer in New York in 1828. He partnered with Moses Swett in the company Endicott & Swett from 1830 to 1834. William Endicott joined the company in 1841. Following George Endicott's death in 1848, the firm continued operating as William Endicott & Co. Francis Endicott (born ca. 1834) worked at the company from 1852 to 1886 and George Endicott, Jr. ran the firm from 1887 to 1891.
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Object Name
Object Type
date made
Fuller, George L.
Endicott and Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 20 in x 16 in; 50.8 cm x 40.64 cm
overall: 23 3/4 in x 21 11/32 in; 60.325 cm x 54.2036 cm
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accession number
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Morality & Religious Prints
Peters Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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